Men's Tennis
Shao and Sirotek Advance to Quarterfinals at U of L Invitational

Stephen Shao

Stephen Shao

Oct. 7, 2006

Louisville, Ky. - After one day of competition at the U of L Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky, the Golden Eagles have two players, Stephen Shao and Greg Sirotek, still in the main draw. The two will compete today in their respective quarterfinal matches.

Shao defeated Eastern Illinois' Chuck Levaque in the first round, 6-3, 6-0 and Butler's Ben Raynauld, 6-3, 6-1, in the second round of the Flight A Singles.

"Shao started playing at a much better level this weekend," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "He got off to a good start and is getting closer to the level we all need to be at."

Sirotek took down Matt Metully of Bradley, 6-4, 6-4, and Chris Slabbert of UT-Martin, 6-3, 6-4 in the Flight B Singles.

"I'm really starting to see signs of progress in Greg," coach Rodecap said. "I thought he played really well. Tomek (Czernuszewicz) lost his first match in three sets, but I was pleased with the level he's competing at after shoulder surgery and being out for a full year. He played the last match of the night and closed it out."

Czernuszewicz had a convincing win over Dayton's Antonio Rodriguez in the first round of consolation, 6-0, 6-2.

"This tournament is a good opportunity for some of our guys who were playing at lower flights in other tournaments to play up," Rodecap said.

-Friday Complete Results-

Flight A Singles

First Round-

Stephen Shao (MU) def. Chuck Levaque (EIU) 6-3, 6-0
Will Lofgren (BR) def. Niko Boulieris (MU) 6-4, 6-4
James Low (BU) def. Eric Fleming (MU) 7-6(9-7), 6-0

Second Round-

Stephen Shao (MU) def. Ben Raynauld (BU) 6-3, 6-1




Niko Boulieris (MU) def. Chad Becker (EKU) 6-3, 6-2
Brandon Lenfert (EIU) def. Eric Fleming (MU) 6-1, 7-6(6)
Flight B Singles

First Round-

Greg Sirotek (MU) def. Matt Metully (BR) 6-4, 6-4
Matt Sherman (UD) def. Pete Van Lishout (MU) 3-6, 1-0(ret)

Second Round-

Greg Sirotek (MU) def. Chris Slabbert (UTM) 6-3, 6-4

Flight C Singles

First Round-

Alex Roby (BR) def. Tomek Czernuszewicz (MU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3


Tomek Czernuszewicz (MU) def. Antonio Rodriguez (UD) 6-0, 6-2

Flight A Doubles

Berry/Breitenbach (BU) def. Shao/Boulieris (MU) 8-5

Flight B Doubles

Fleming/Van Lieshout (MU) def. Samelov/Metully (BR) 8-2

Flight C Doubles

Sirotek/Czernuszewicz (MU) def. Magee (UTM)/Macara-chvili (BR) 8-2

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